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SIS PhD student Steven Ding wins prize for data mining search engine for computer security

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, Steven H. H. Ding, who has won 2nd prize in the Hex-Rays Plug-in Contest 2015 for "Kam1n0," a scalable data mining system for a range of computer security-related uses.

Published on : 30 Sep 2015

New appointments at the School of Information Studies

The McGill School of Information Studies is pleased to announce the following appointments:

Published on : 08 Sep 2015

The School of Information Studies welcomes postdoctoral researcher Dr. Rita Orji at the Accessible Computing Technology Lab

The McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) is pleased to welcome postdoctoral researcher Dr. Rita Orji, who is undertaking research at the Accessible Computing Technology (ACT) Lab with Dr. Karyn Moffatt. Rita’s research at the ACT Lab will focus on how interactive technologies can be designed to motivate desirable behaviours in older adults.

Published on : 03 Sep 2015

Dr. Catherine Guastavino of the School of Information Studies part of team to receive $11M in funding for innovations in music media and technology

McGill School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Catherine Guastavino is part of a team of researchers with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRRMT) who have been awarded $11M in funding through a grant from Canada Foundation for Innovation's 2015 Innovation Fund.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 07 Jul 2015

School of Information Studies alumna & McGill Librarian April Colosimo awarded Librarian Excellence Award

McGill School of Information Studies alumna April Colosimo (MLIS '05), Liaison Librarian at the Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the McGill Library's 2015 Librarian Excellence Award. The award recognizes a McGill librarian who has demonstrated excellence in academic librarianship and has shown efforts to improve library services through innovative practice, initiative and resourcefulness.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, alumni
Published on : 07 Jul 2015

Montreal soundscape walks with Daniel Steele, School of Information Studies PhD student, featured in McGill Reporter

McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Daniel Steele was recently featured in a McGill Reporter article on the Montreal urban soundscape walking tours he gave last Fall and will give again this summer. Daniel specializes in the perception and conception of urban soundscapes. Read the article here: "Entendez-vous la ville?" http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/06/entendez-vous-la-ville/

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 07 Jul 2015

Former post-doc Jochen Steffens wins European Acoustics Association award for research at the School of Information Studies

Congratulations to former McGill School of Information Studies postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jochen Steffens on receiving a Best Paper and Presentation Awards to young researchers for his European Acoustics Association Euronoise 2015 article on work undertaken by Jochen at the School last year with PhD student Daniel Steele and Dr. Catherine Guastavino: Steffens, J., Steele, D., & Guastavino, C. (2015). New insights into Soundscape evaluations using the experience sampling method. Invited paper presented at Euronoise 2015. May 31-June 3, Maastricht, the Netherlands (6 pages).

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 06 Jul 2015

Postdoctoral position in accessible computing technologies, School of Information Studies

The Accessible Computing Technologies research group at McGill University (http://act.mcgill.ca) is pleased to announce a position for a postdoctoral fellow. Outstanding candidates with a background in HCI and Accessibility are sought for this position. Start date is flexible, with a preference for starting during Summer or early Fall 2015.

Classified as : External
Published on : 22 Apr 2015

School of Information Studies MLIS student Cassandra Ricafort awarded ABQLA scholarship

Cassandra Ricafort, a 2nd-year Master of Library & Information Studies (MLIS) student at the School of Information Studies, has been awarded the 2015 ABQLA Student Scholarship from l'Association des bibliothécaires du Québec - Quebec Library Association. This award recognizes an outstanding ABQLA student member. Congratulations, Cassandra!

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students
Published on : 15 Apr 2015

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Classified as : Students
Published on : 25 Mar 2015

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir and PhD student Irene Kitimbo of the School of Information Studies are co-authors of a new knowledge management book

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Kimiz Dalkir and PhD student Irene Kitimbo on their new book "Utilizing Evidence-Based Lessons Learned for Enhanced Organizational Innovation and Change," co-authored with Susan McIntyre (Defence Research and Development Canada) and Perry Paul (Lessons Learned Consultant, Canadian Armed Forces, Retired).

Published on : 05 Feb 2015

Dr. Kimiz Dalkir of the School of Information Studies authors a new book on intelligent learner modeling

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Kimiz Dalkir on her newly published book: "Intelligent Learner Modeling in Real-time."

Published on : 15 Jan 2015

Dr. Jamshid Beheshti of the School of Information Studies is a co-editor of a new book on the information behaviour of children & adolescents

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) faculty member Dr. Jamshid Beheshti on the newly published book: "New Directions in Children's and Adolescents' Information Behavior Research," co-edited with Dr. Dania Bilal.

Published on : 03 Dec 2014

Exhibit on knowledge sharing & trust with research by Prof. Evans of the School of Information Studies opens at Ontario Science Centre

“In Knowledge We Trust” is an exhibit running at the !dea Gallery in the Ontario Science Centre (OSC), inspired by research of Dr. Max Evans of the McGill School of Information Studies.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, Research
Published on : 10 Oct 2014

Practicum Pause: An interview with School of Information Studies Master's student Diana DiFrancesco

McGill School of Information Studies recent graduate Diana DiFrancesco (MLIS '14) was interviewed by the McGill Library's "Library Matters" blog about her successful Practicum placement with the Library while a student in the Master's program. During her Practicum, Diana worked with the Library’s “MyArts Research” information literacy initiative for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, analyzing best practices at peer institutions, creating an in-depth literature review on literacy instruction, and teaching two MyArts Research seminars.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2014